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geocentric
1. Using the earth, or a certain location on earth, as a reference point for measurement.
2. A description of the solar system when it is regarded as having the earth as its center.
3. Measured from, or considered as if viewed from, the center of the earth.
4. Having the earth and its inhabitants as the center of a theory or belief.
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geocentric coordinate system
1. In astronomy, a system of celestial coordinates located with respect to the center of the earth.
2. In cartography, a set of map coordinates which define the position of a point with respect to the center of the earth.
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geocentric horizon
In cartography, or maps, the plane through the center of the earth, parallel to the topocentric (a point on the surface of the earth) horizon.
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geocentric latitude (s) (noun), geocentric latitudes (pl)
1. In astronomy, the angular distance in degrees which a celestial object lies north or south of the earth's equator.
2. In geodesy, the angle formed with the major axis of the ellipse (stretched circle with slightly longer, flatter sides) by the radius vector (magnitude and a direction) from the center of the ellipse to the given point.
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geocentric longitude (s) (noun), geocentric longitudes (pl)
The angular distance in degrees that a celestial object lies east or west of Greenwich Meridian; or the meridian passing through Greenwich (Greater London borough on the Thames in England) which was internationally adopted as the earth's zero of longitude in 1884.
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geocentric parallax, diurnal parallax
The change in an astronomical object's apparent position caused by the change in the observer's earthly position because of the motion of the earth during the day.
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geocentric theory
In history, the ancient belief that the sun and other bodies of the solar system revolve around the earth; stated in detail by Ptolemy about 140 A.D. and later replaced by the heliocentric theory of Copernicus.
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geocentric zenith
1. The point where a line from the center of the earth through a point on its surface meets the celestial sphere.
2. The point at which a line from the center of the earth through a point on its surface meets the celestial sphere.
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geocentric
1. A reference to the solar system when it is regarded as having the earth as its center.
2. Measured from, or considered as if viewed from, the center of the earth.
3. Having the earth and its inhabitants as the center of a theory or belief.
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geocentric theory
Any theory of the solar system or the universe that places the earth at the center.
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